The Secret Moments of an Artist (plus free goodie)

What it really feels like to stare at a blank canvas Studio door shuts behind me.  Click of the switch fills the room with light.  Power on Grace Radio to my favorite station.  Snap of the paint lid before a surge of black fills the tray.  Soft swish of a round brush as the first…

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You’ll Be Amazed by This Artist’s Love Story with Nature

Artist, James Brunt, is an architect of nature. When I was a kid, I loved to scour the ground in search of rocks, leaves, feathers, even dead bugs. I had an outstanding dead bug collection. We were collectors of nature in my dad’s house.  There were usually at least three different animal species running around.…

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Get into the creative zone with this music playlist: Moody & Soft

Need to get inspired to create? I am a firm believer that music is the catalyst for creativity.  All you need is a good playlist. And I’m here to help 🙂 I love music. All types. My tastes are pretty normal and pretty eclectic. It would take less time to tell you the types of…

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5 Ways to Add Compassion to Your Day

In my last blog, “How Do We Add Compassion to Our Art?,” I mentioned two simple ways that artists can inject compassion into their work. After years of painting portraits, I truly believe that art can be a powerful tool in understanding others. It can also improve our own perspective on the world around us.…

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How do we add compassion to our art?

Art serves many purposes. One of its greatest qualities is that it encompasses and embraces every single human emotion. It has no need of language and ignores cultural and religious boundaries. But its most impressive quality (and its most socially important) is its ability to express compassion. But how, as artists, do we add compassion…

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